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the nightmare that started on july 30th is finally over. >> captured, after three weeks on the run, the last of three escaped prison inmates is caught with his alleged accomplice. back to the table. the u.s. will reportedly host the first direct peace talks between israel and the palestinians in nearly two years. indicted. former star pitcher roger clemens is charged with lying to congress about performance-enhancing drugs. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, august 20, 2010. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm emily smith in for betty nguyen. one of the biggest manhunts in this country in years is over.
it was a dramatic capture at an arizona campground last night. u.s. marshals arrested the last of three prison escapees and the woman who allegedly helped in the prison break. let's get the latest from whit johnson. good morning. >> reporter: emily, good morning. in the end, fugitive john mccluskey was found in a sleeping bag and arrested without incident. but this manhunt led authorities through several states, all the way up to the canadian border and back down to arizona. authorities put john mccluskey back in handcuffs last night, ending a nationwide manhunt. >> the nightmare that started on july 30th is finally over. >> reporter: mccluskey and his fiancee and cousin, casslyn welch were arrested after a forest ranger spotted them at a catch ground if springerville, arizona. the duo were both armed. welch even went for her gun. >> the s.w.a.t. officers obviously had their guns trained on her and she dropped the
weapon. >> reporter: after the arrest mccluskey had chilling words. >> if he had gotten back to the tent, there was a gun there and he would have killed the officers involved. >> reporter: mccluskey was the last of three inmates who busted out of prison last month. welch allegedly helped by cutting through a security fence. the other two inmates, convicted murderer daniel renwick and tracy province, were captured earlier this month in colorado and wyoming. mccluskey was serving a 15-year sentence for aggravated assault, and discharge of a firearm. he was last seen with welch in montana on august 6th. >> i hope the citizens of arizona and the nation can rest easier. >> reporter: investigators have sealed off the campsite. they're looking for evidence linked to crimes not just in arizona but also in other states. the couple and province have been tied to two murders in new mexico. authorities are looking at a car found near last night's arrest.
>> that was stolen on or about the time the couple was murdered in new mexico. >> reporter: connecting the pair to more crimes isn't the only work left. questions about poor prison security are also being raised. and that prison was privately operated. a new report outlines flaws that allowed the inmates to escape. the arizona department of corrections says it will investigate. emily? >> whit johnson in washington, thanks. it's the biggest egg recall ever. 380 million eggs possibly contaminated with salmonella. now federal health officials say the recall linked to an iowa egg producer is likely to grow and so is the number of victims. bill whitaker has more on that. >> reporter: the average american consume about 260 eggs a year. now this largest salmonella outbreak from eggs is making consumers sick. there have been 1300 more cases than normally reported between may and july. carol ate eggs at a denver restaurant. >> the shaking.
i had a fever. i had vomiting. just sick. sick, sick, sick. >> reporter: the outbreak has been traced to wright county egg in galt, iowa, a company with a long list of environmental and labor violations. 7 million chickens at the sprawling plant produce 5.5 million eggs a day. now the owner is being sued by some victims of the outbreak. the recalled eggs are packaged under more than a dozen different names. the sickening bacteria can be both on the shell and in the yolk. >> they get into the flocks by feed, by water and by environmental contamination. >> reporter: when this outbreak started, egg producers largely were inspecting themselves. but last month the food and drug administration imposed mandatory controls, including random egg inspections. meanwhile the best advice, thoroughly cook all eggs or return suspect cartons to the store. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. now to the gulf oil spill.
federal officials say the final sealing of bp's blown out well won't begin until september, after labor day. the well has been capped with no oil leaking since mid-july but there's new evidence a great deal of oil remains deep under water. scientists have found a plume of oil half a mile under the surface, a mile wide and stretching 22 miles from the well site. some believe there's far more than that, enough to affect life in the gulf for many years to come. >> i think that the imprint of the bp release, the discharge, will be detectable in the gulf of mexico environment for the rest of my life. >> even so, today louisiana wildlife officials are expected to reopen 860 square miles of gulf waters still closed to recreational fishing. they may ask federal authorities to reopen louisiana waters to commercial fishermen. it's widely reported this morning that after two years, the u.s. has finally talked israel and the palestinians into
talking to each other. "the new york times" reports that secretary of state hillary clinton will make the announcement today. the israeli and palestinian leaders are expected to reopen peace negotiations in washington next month. in pakistan today, poern three weeks after monsoon rains set off devastating floods, the situation remains desperate for millions. farmlands are submerged and villagers are migrants. the u.s., germany, saudi arabia and japan all boosted their aid pledges thursday but one u.s. official says pakistan will need many billions of dollars to recover. it's reported this morning the u.s. has convinced israel not to attack iran's nuclear sites at least for now. the iranians are widely believed to be developing nuclear weapons but today's "new york times" reports the u.s. has persuaded israel that iran remain well short of success. the locker bee bomber said
to be suffering from cancer and only said to have three months to live. he was allowed to return to his native libya. he's still alive and families of the 270 people killed in the bombing of pan am flight 103 in 1988 remain bitter about his release after serving just eight years of a life sentence. on the "cbs moneywatch," heavy losses for stocks in asia this morning. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> good morning to you. well, asian market took a dive this morning on weak u.s. economic data. japan's nikkei slipped nearly 2% while hong kong's hang seng was also mostly lower. the jobs picture here at home took a big step backwards on thursday. new claims for unemployment benefits spiked to half a million last week. that's the highest since last november. the news broke the market's two-day winning streak. the dow plunged 124 points while the nasdaq lost almost 37. american airlines might soon be digging deep into their pockets. "the wall street journal" reports the government will fine the carrier $25 million or more
for maintenance errors that led to thousands of canceled flights back in 2008. an american spokesperson says they have not heard from the faa and no action is warranted. it would be the largest penalty ever imposed on an airline. well, a record number of americans are making hardship withdrawals from their retirement accounts. according to fidelity investments, 62,000 workers borrowed from their 401(k) during the second quarter. that's a ten-year high. and 45% of those who took a hardship withdrawal a year ago took another one this year. to be eligible you must show an immediate and heavy financial need. and good news for gift card users. new federal rules go into effect on sunday that make cards hold their value for at least five years. and companies are prohibited from charging inactivity fees unless, and this is a big exception, you fail to use a card for 12 months. americans spent $88 billion on
gift cards last year. at least $5 billion of them went unused. all i can think about is we could do a lot of shopping with that left over $5 billion. >> i know, we could. and i have to get a gift card for a friend today. that's good news. ashley morrison here in new york. just ahead -- a hijacking threat grounds an american airline passenger jet. plus, the rocket crashes after being indicted in a baseball steroids case. you're watching the "cbs morning news." hey, smart, we could stay here for the conference. i'm a member of this hotel's loyalty program. well, how far away is it? okay, we take a train 40 miles to a dude ranch where we pick up a couple of horses that we ride to a nearby river. then we canoe upstream to a helicopter that takes us to the conference. or we could book with hotels.com and stay closer. see, with welcomerewards, no matter where you accumulate 10 nights, you get a free one. huh. smarter. [ male announcer ] accumulate 10 nights and get a night free. welcomerewards from hotels.com. smart. so smart. that can take so much out of you. i feel like i have to wind myself up
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a man and woman were escorted off the airline in handcuffs but they were later cleared. >> it was a little tense because it was quiet, but everybody was calm and everybody handled themselves really well. nobody got upset or anything like that. >> the fbi and tsa decided the threat was not credible. passengers were taken off the plane and rescreened, but the flight was eventually canceled. there were no arrests. instead of going to the hall of fame retired baseball star roger clemens could go to prison. clemens has been charged by a federal grand jury with making false statements to congress about taking steroids. he denies he lied and again says he didn't take performance-enhancing drugs. katherine brown reports. >> reporter: a grand jury has indicted baseball great roger clemens, charging him with lying to congress about using steroids. back in 2008 one of the sport's best pitchers went before a house committee to answer accusations from his former train, brian mcnamee. >> he has never given me growth hormones or steroids.
>> reporter: clemens refuted the allegations on his twitter account. his attorney says they're looking forward to their day in court. >> roger didn't use steroids, didn't use hgh or lie to congress. >> reporter: mcnamee told congress that he injeked clemens more than a dozen times with performance-enhancing drugs from 1998 to 2001. >> throughout the course of years it was winstrol, also known as stanozolol, testosterone steroids and hgh. >> reporter: here at yankee stadium fans have mixed feelings about steroid allegations tarnishing yet another baseball great. >> this is very unfortunate because he did a lot of good things for the yankees. >> roger clemens, if the jury finds him guilty and everybody else finds him guilty, so be it. >> he struck him out! struckout number 4,000. >> reporter: clemens is a seven-time cy young award winner who pitched for the yankees, astros, blue jays and began his career with the red sox. >> is this crowd going to show
him some love? >> reporter: clemens retired in 2007 after 23 years on the mound. a year later lawmakers started asking about steroid use. now clemens could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all charges. katherine brown for cbs news. straight ahead, your friday morning weather. in sports, the yankees' gold glove defense shines against detroit. nkees' gold glove defense shines against detroit. thank you for calling usa prime credit. my name is...peggy. what is problem, please? peggy? sure...well...suddenly it looks like i'm being charged a $35 annual fee. yes? tell me it's a mistake. yes? are you saying yes or are you asking yes? yes? peggy? peggy? anncr: want better customer service? switch to discover. ranked #1 in customer loyalty. it pays to discover. think you've mastered all there is to angus-ology? think again. feast your eyes on this.
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country. new york, sunny, 88. miami, partly cloudy, 92. denver, sunny, 89. los angeles, sunny and 90. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows a clear view of the western half of the country from the rockies to pacific coast. the northern plains are seeing some thunderstorms. later today the southeast will see more showers and heavy rains. the northern plains could get some severe thunderstorms and mostly sunny skies can be found from the plains to the west coast. in sports the yankees take back the lead in the american league's eastern division. new york first baseman mark teixeira made an unbelievable diving catch of a foul ball, juggling it twice and finally catching it for the out. robinson canu hit a two-run home run. new york's 11-5 win gives them a one game lead in the standings over tampa bay. cincinnati's ramone hernandez and jay bruce hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning against arizona.
with the 9-5 victory the reds now lead the national league central division by 3 1/2 games. in nfl preseason action, it was buffalo hosting indianapolis in toronto, canada. the opening minutes, bills' rookie spiller began the scoring as he broke tackles, went outside and cut back on a 31-yard touchdown run and buffalo beat indy 34-21. and tom brady and fred taylor and the patriots' first string offense scored easily against the falcons in atlanta. new england with a 20-10 preseason victory. roger federer's trick shot is a big hit on youtube. as he was shooting a tv commercial the tennis champ knocked a bottle off a crew member's head with a blazing serve. he did it a second time. federer said, quote, it worked out. i'm happy. i bet the crew member was too, when we return, another look at this morning's top story. backyard chickens. city folks try their hand at raising a flock of hens. city folks try their hand at raising a flock of hens. [ sighs ] ugh.
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the saratoga mountain winery. good morning. i'm john kessler. and i'm julie watts in for sydnie kohara. it happened late last night in the middle of a concert... as the audience looked on. doctors at the show tried to save the man but were unsuccessful. coming up at five: what we have just been told about the incident. they were called the modern day bonnie and clyde. the last of three inmates who escaped from an arizona prison... back behind bars. and so is his female accomplice. and a brush fire burning all night in southern california. firefighters are gaining ground... but people in the area are being told - "prepare to leave." and new evidence that shows the moon may be shrinking. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news early edition ... beginning at five.
good morning... it's friday the 20th of august. i'm john kessler i'm julie watts. sydnie koha on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. heavy showers are slowly shifting further to the south and into the deep southeast. strong thunderstorms might lead to a few severe clusters over the central plains and sunny weather covers the rest of the country. here's another look at this morning's top stories. the last of three arizona prison escapees is under arrest this morning, along with his fiancee and alleged accomplice. they were caught in an arizona campground after nearly three weeks on the run. it's reported the u.s. is finally bringing israel and the palestinians back together for the first direct peace talks in nearly two years. the massive egg recall is forcing some people to take a second look at where our food comes from. here in new york, more and more people are taking matters into their own hands. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: in the middle of this concrete jungle, chickens
are clucking on urban farms. this new york city mom and designer is also a farmer. >> come on, girls. >> reporter: karen made space for four hens and a coop in her backyard when she moved to brooklyn last year. >> what can i get here that feels like it's part of nature? the chickens were the quickest and best thing i could think of, and they were legal, so why not? >> reporter: for greg and debbie anderson, raising hens is a natural extension of their community garden. food doesn't get any more local than this. >> i think now people are more conscious. they want to know what's in their foods and where their food comes from. >> reporter: raise your own chickens. >> even raise your own chickens. >> reporter: they built a fancy nest for the chickens over here inside their coop, but quickly found out chickens have a mind of their own. they built their own nest over here. six chickens deliver about two dozen eggs a week and provide
compost fort garden's fruits and vegetables. raising hens is not expensive. a chick costs $2.50 and feed is less than 15 bucks a month. the growing movement is ruffling feathers. many communities are fighting to lift local bans on chickens. >> we're all living in this urban environment, but i think everyone has a little bit of farm in them. >> reporter: these small flocks are delivering healthier food directly to the table and making big cities greener. kendis gibson, cbs news, brooklyn, new york. and here's one animal you don't want to see in your backyard. giant rats have invaded a housing complex in the northern uk. the largest ones are almost three feet long. the horrifying residents spotted them in their kitchens and living rooms. the so-called rat villas are believed to be a species native to south america, supposedly eradicated 2 years ago. wow. this morning on "the early show," david gray performs on our plaza. i'm emily smith and this the
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president obama is hoping for an uneventful week as he begins his vacation with his family on martha's vineyard. he arrived yesterday. people tried to catch a glimpse as his convoy rolled through town. for u.s. troops in afghanistan, there's no vacation. roadside bombs have become the number one threat, accounting for 60% of all military fatalities. terry mccarthy followed one elite team as they carried out the job. >> reporter: chaotic moments after a bomb blast. marines run with stretchers to help their fallen comrades. two men are carried away. a third, less seriously wounded, manages to walk out. they are two bomb disposal experts known as an eod team and
the combat engineer. corporal daniel greer of 4th combat engineer battalion has a serious brain injury, which will later claim his life. sergeant johnny jones, an explosive disposal expert, has lost both his legs. staff sergeant eric sheer, also a bomb expert, suffers serious shrapnel wounds. in the week before the blast we followed these three men closely as their unit occupied this area that's heavily mined by the taliban. as initial wave enters the town, sergeant jones, wearing a helmet camera, sees the first bomb explode. >> hey, is everybody all right? >> everybody all right? >> reporter: this time the marines are lucky. no one is hurt. jones and sheer examine the device that has gone off, and then find two more bombs that are ready to explode. they slowly unearth them.
as they prepare to cut the wire to a detonator they break the tension with a flash of humor. >> i love you. >> right now i love you, too. >> reporter: after four days inside the town, the marines have already discovered 40 ieds. now their work is slow and meticulous. in areas like this that are laced with bombs, marines walk along these narrow paths which have been cleared literally stepping in each other's footprints. when possible they use robots and explosives to try to detonate ieds from a distance. going in on foot is their last resort. >> we'll go down and try to find the wires themselves. >> reporter: you're going to walk out there? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: be careful. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: on day seven jones, greer and sheer are blown up. they're medevaced out. the marines they leave behind are devastated. >> there was just something they didn't see. you know, it's nobody's fault.
that's how it happens. >> reporter: they are gaining ground in helmand but the human costs are mounting. on the outside, they'll hang tough. on the inside, the hurt is growing. terry mccarthy, cbs news, southern afghanistan. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for being here with us. we hope you'll join us later for "the early show." i'm emily smith. "the early show." i'm emily smith. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com